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Recycling, composting and reuse create green jobs, and lots of them.
A U.S. recycling rate of 75% by 2030 would create 1.1 million new jobs.
Recycling and reuse create at least 9 times more jobs than landfills and incinerators, and as many as 30 times more jobs.  (Eco-Cycle, 2015)

The long-term outlook for jobs in recycling-related fields remains robust.

Take advantage of these job resources.  Feel free to report back.


Green Jobs and Career Pathways: An Arranged Marriage in Service to a 21st-Century Workforce Development System
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
Ellen Scully-Russ, Ed.D. The George Washington University

This 302 page report presents the findings of a comprehensive review of the literature on green jobs and career pathways which identified the propositions about the promise of green jobs and career pathways to reform both work and education in ways that provide low-wage workers with new career opportunities.


Air and Waste Management Association
Geared towards environmental professionals. Searchable by keyword and location
Earthworks Jobs

Jobs in (among other areas) environmental science, environmental engineering, remediation, contaminated land, agriculture, forestry, ecology, plant science soil science, remote sensing, GIS, carbon management, EIA, EMS, waste management, sustainable development, & related subjects

ECO Jobs
State specific with great job description. Everything from internships to full-time positions.
Environmental Job Boards
Includes separate internships section
Environmental Leader

Green Job Engine
Searchable, updated daily
Green Dream Jobs
Hosted by Sustainable  searchable.  post your jobs also
Resource Recycling
Resource Recycling provides job listings for the recycling industry, free of charge


Solid Waste Association of North America


Sustainable Business
Recycling/Waste specific opportunities
Official source for government positions with search option to based upon eligibility, and includes helpful resume builder and a detailed description on how government jobs are processed.
Waste Management
simple interface, large selection